Antibiotics: should patients always finish their course?
A recent article published in the British Medical Journal targets the ongoing debate on whether patients should stop taking antibiotics as soon as they feel better – rather than completing the course. The new research provides evidence that the duration of treatment can be safely reduced for specific infections.
World-leading craniofacial surgery at Mediclinic Louis Leipoldt
Midface hypoplasia is a congenital facial anomaly in which the upper jaw, cheekbones, and eye sockets remain underdeveloped in newborn infants. The condition obstructs proper breathing and can lead to complications over time. Surgery has traditionally been reserved for older children before Prof Graewe at Mediclinic pioneered the development of a less invasive procedure in infants, called Midface Distraction without Osteotomies.
Guidelines to improve care for adults with ADHD
In a first for South Africa, new guidelines written by Cape Town-based psychiatrist Dr Renata Schoeman, with help from Mediclinic Sandton psychiatrist Dr Rykie Liebenberg, outline better care for adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.